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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (Ostara x Provita) by L. Bos, Ekkelwal, Assen, The Netherlands. Released in 1986.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1998
  • Registration number: 4685
  • Maturity: early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium height, spreading to semi-erect; stems very branching, not pigmented; wings prominent, straight single; nodes slightly swollen.
  • Leaves: dark green; semi-open; midribs not pigmented and very pubescent; petioles not pigmented; very large leaf stipules.
    Terminal leaflets: narrowly ovate; apex acuminate; base cordate and moderately asymmetrical; strongly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: three pairs; medium ovate; apex acuminate; base obtuse to cordate and asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: white corolla, very prominent star; lemon yellow anthers; buds not pigmented; no berry production.
  • Tubers: oval to oblong; smooth to rough light yellow skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; eyebrows moderately prominent; light yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: ovoid; strong blue-violet colouration; base weakly pubescent; tip closed, strongly pubescent.

Agricultural Features

Medium to high yielding variety; large tubers of attractive appearance; uniform in grading; good resistance to internal bruising and drought. Short dormancy period; medium to high specific gravity.

  • Utilization: fairly firm to floury texture; none to trace after cooking blackening; fair to good for boiling and baking; very good for chipping and frying.
  • Chief Markets: fresh market and early processing into chips

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: potato wart (race 1).
Highly resistant: PVA, PVY.
Good resistance: tuber late blight.
Moderately resistant: PVX, common scab, blackleg.
Moderately susceptible: leaf roll, fusarium dry rot.
Highly susceptible: foliage late blight.

References: 1, 4, 7.

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